When PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD premiered in Philadelphia in 1912, riots broke out. Quintessence’s skillful production features consistently strong performances that manage to surprise and delight.
At first it seems to be just another mad housewife story: a church-going, cookie-baking, carpet-vacuuming middle-aged empty nester whose husband works until 11 p.m. and most weekends. But Ian August’s…
Preview of Philadelphia theater this October
Jessica Bedford is shining brightly in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower.
3 weeks. 10 plays. My first Fringe Festival.
The wife of America’s richest man is put in an insane asylum.
Is she playing with dolls or is she controlling her own narrative?
A quick, masterful production that would make Brecht proud.
An otherworldly trip into primal vitality
A far cry from Sesame Street and Lamb Chop
Steve Martin was once funny and smart.
One man is pushed to the edge in a story of betrayal, sex, drugs, murder, hot dogs, karaoke, and muscle milk.
Recreates the breezy cynicism of a 1920s speakeasy